Jun 24th 2016

The Beautiful Ones: our continual presence

@ Chicago Artists Coalition

217 North Carpenter Street

Opening Friday, June 24th, from 7PM - 8PM

On view through Thursday, July 14th

The Chicago Artists Coalition opens its space to present “The Beautiful Ones,” a series of performances and a poetry reading in response to the violence against the LGBTQIA community and persons of color at Pulse Orlando nightclub on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Responses by CAC artists and community will occur in the BOLT space on various nights between June 24 and July 13. All are welcome to attend, commemorate, listen, and engage.

ALEJANDRO T. ACIERTO will lead a publicly-engaged restorative gesture focused on the human breath and grounded in the awareness of one’s body.

THESE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, as a safe space of respect. No homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism or ableism will be tolerated.


Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician who works with the breath as material and concept. He has performed and shown his work internationally including shows at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center in New York, Institute für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, MCA Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Internationalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik. He has completed residencies and programs at Skowhegan, VCCA, the Banff Centre, and HATCH Projects at CAC. He is currently a Center Program artist at the Hyde Park Art Center and is a founding member of Ensemble Dal Niente. Acierto holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an MM from the Manhattan School of Music, and a BM from DePaul University.


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